Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright is keeping the pressure on the neck of the Buffalo Bills and Bills Mafia.
With the Bills facing the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday in an AFC divisional game, Wright believes that the Bills will be demolished by up to 40 points this weekend.
Mahomes at home (Playoff career w/ all-time ranks):
Pass YPG: 310. 3 | 2nd
Yds/ Pass 8.7 | 3rd
TD-INT: 20-1 | 1st
Pass Rtg: 120.1 | 1st
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) January 21, 2022
Get It Wright
With the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs facing off in the hotly debated and most anticipated matchup of the 2021 postseason, many see the game as an even faceoff, but not Wright.
“Fade the Bills, ’cause they’re getting their teeth kicked in this weekend,” Wright said about the Bills’ chances this weekend.
However, is he right?
The best thing the nobody believes in them, essential underdog Chiefs have going for them this weekend is that Josh Allen was SO good last weekend. His entire history says a precipitous drop is coming. pic.twitter.com/ZtOv9rYGrC
— nick wright (@getnickwright) January 19, 2022
The game is a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game, which the Chiefs won 38-24. In Week 5, the Bills slapped the Chiefs 38-20 in Kansas City, which for many was a precursor of a postseason showdown.
However, when you compare Buffalo QB Josh Allen to Super Bowl-winning QB Patrick Mahomes and their respective teams, the closeness in competition is evident.
— Laura Nicole (@laura_fasc) January 17, 2022
Both teams had blowout wins during the Wild Card Weekend. The Bills gave the Patriots an embarrassing 47-17 whipping. Prior to the game, Wright took his proverbial shot at Allen, but he wasn’t confident of a Patriots victory.
"Patriots-Bills is the hardest game of the weekend bc I don't trust Josh Allen to be consistent, but the Bills are obviously the better team. … The Patriots defense, the last month, has not been up to its standard. I can't pick NE to go to BUF & win." — @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/iZZqbfxTGx
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) January 14, 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers, and ultimately, Mahomes can claim that he and the Chiefs sent Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger into retirement with the 42-21 thrashing.
A Tale Of Two Studs
Additionally, QBs Allen and Mahomes made NFL history last weekend for impressive performances that cement their unspoken rivalry. According to NFL Research, Allen is now the first QB with five touchdown passes, 50-plus rushing yards, and an 80-plus completion percentage in a game. At the same time, Mahomes delivered five touchdown passes during 11:31 of game time, the fastest ever in a playoff game.
For the first time in NFL history, two quarterbacks will face off after throwing five touchdowns the week prior.
The Bills are chasing greatness as defined by great conquests and upsets. If successful against the Chiefs, Bills Mafia could become the first team ever to defeat coaches Bill Belichick and Andy Reid in a single postseason.
You know we’re nearing the end times when Nick Wright praises the Bills https://t.co/TamygjPY62
— Mike (@Leftfieldmike) January 16, 2022
The Defense Killer
However, Mahomes still obliterates defenses. After a lackluster early season, the QB found his rhythm, throwing for 404 yards against the Steelers. Mahomes has played 16 career games, including the playoffs, against teams that finished the season ranked top five in the NFL scoring defense, total defense, or pass protection.
He’s 15-1 in those contests, with the only loss coming in Week 5 against guess who: the Buffalo Bills. Nick Wright feels that the Chiefs are just a higher caliber and that the Bills have been boosted into the postseason by sheer inertia and not skill.
Numbers Don’t Lie
But the numbers don’t lie, and Josh Allen and his team have clawed their way to the postseason strategically and impressively.
With both teams quick on the trigger to pass, it will be all about the backfield at the end of the day. Bills Mafia will be ready to shame Wright if successful, and if not, his penchant for deriding their on-field brilliance will undoubtedly continue.
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